Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans: Week 2 Staff Predictions, 2013

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Nicholas Pitakos (0-1, Staff Writer)

Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock (4) celebrates with teammates after his game-winning field goal to defeat the Chargers 31-28 at Qualcomm Stadium. At right is San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox (22). Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Tennessee Titans 17, Houston Texans 28

While the Tennessee Titans picked up a solid victory last week over the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’m still not completely convinced they can waltz into Houston and pull out a win. Houston is tough, especially at home, and their passing threat still causes reason for concern. Tennessee still needs to sure up their pass defense and until I see them do it, I will have a hard time picking them week to week against top-tier quarterbacks.

If the defense can shut down Houston’s run game like they did last week then this game will be interesting and I’m not sure Matt Schaub can truly make an incredible amount of big plays to keep Houston consistently in the game. I do think Tennessee has a good chance if they play solid defense, consistently move the ball, pick up third downs and  have a solid running attack. If Tennessee does those things, they have a good chance at winning.

However, my gut is telling my Houston will have our number this time around.  Once again, I hope I am wrong.

(Titans 1, Texans 3)

Editor: Texans 17, Titans 13

(Titans 1, Texans 4)